spindizzy: Text icon: "Can't talk, busy writing pseudo porn." (busy writing pseudoporn)
I am TOTALLY going to write for [livejournal.com profile] bb_shousetsu, I am, even if the posts never make it off this journal, I am DETERMINED. I just need people to help me pick the story I want to tell.

The theme for the next issue is "Long live the king", and I currently have two ideas that I'd be happy to write.

  1. Young king is trying to solve a mystery in his castle... That keeps killing him. The court wizard is getting REALLY FUCKING SICK of bringing him back. At some point they bone. ("Long Live The Queen" but with dudes fucking and the royal one has no magic.)
    Pro: I could have SO MUCH FUN with a deadpan snarker wizard and his beautiful sunbeam of a king and this is a relationship dynamic that I REALLY ENJOY.
    Con: I am not 100% sure I have a justification for a guy dying repeatedly yet. Could rapidly spiral out of control and turn into a whole THING that would take a zillion words and never get finished because I am me.

  2. Old king is abdicating in favour of one of his female relatives, because quite frankly he'd rather be around to see the country she built than wonder about what it would be like. He runs away with lover to have old man adventures. At some point they bone.
    Pro: Would definitely be easier to keep this story corralled to a fixed timeframe instead of letting it spiral! Established relationships might be easier to write, will almost definitely make the porn easier. Will probably need less set up/world-building.
    Con: ... I'm not saying that this would be the "THIRTY YEARS LATER" version of the other idea I had, but it totally fucking would be. Hard to go the emotional impact of the end of a reign if you've not seen any of the lead-up. What if it needs MORE worldbuilding?

  3. ... I am also not against throwing both of these settings out of the window, keeping the Ball Of Sunshine King and his Grumpy Owl Wizard and having them going wandering around asking people if they've seen his castle. He had one, y'see, and then one day it got up and walked away, and it's a bit awkward when your castle's taken off without you. At some point they bone.
    Pro: I wasn't kidding about how much I like that combo of traits. Honestly might be easier to keep the story contained because it's got a very definite goal ("King has no castle -> King has a castle"). Grumpy Wizard could probably be 1000% grumpier and it would be 100% legit. Adventurer Kings are the BEST kings.
    Con: ... I literally just came up with that idea at 3:12 in the morning, that is probably a terrible idea, you can tell because it delights me.


So... Thoughts? Opinions? No Susan don't write any of those, all of those ideas are stupid?

(I have this thing where I come up with an idea before I go to work, roll it around for a while as I shelve books, and then I realise that my shiny new idea was still a bit sticky and now it's covered in lint and I'm not sure I can be trusted with it anymore. This is why I'm outsourcing my good decision making skills.)
spindizzy: (Be happy!)
John Oliver pressing a lever and blowing up a sign of 2016


This year has SURE BEEN A YEAR, guys, but look! Look at us! WE FUCKING MADE IT. (Disclaimer for if the world ends between me hitting post and this hitting your timelines: TOO FUCKING BAD, HALF OF THE WORLD IS AHEAD OF ME AND AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE I LIKE HAVE MADE IT OUT OF THIS NIGHTMARE HELLSCAPE OF A YEAR! \o/ \o/ \o/ )

But in the spirit of walking out of 2016 with two middle raised and a smile on my face, here is a small selection of good things that I remember happening this year!

  1. LADY BUSINESS GOT NOMINATED FOR A HUGO, FUCK YES. Not only that, we came second! I AM SO PROUD OF US, BECAUSE WE FUCKING SMASHED IT.
  2. I wrote so much, guys. I wrote so. Much. I don't care about the quality, I did it and that's the most important thing! I wrote for [community profile] ladybusiness! I wrote for The Lesbrary! I wrote for me, and I have written for me every fucking day this year whether I wanted to or not! That matters.

  3. My baby sister has gone back to uni to get a masters, and Lex has got a promotion, and I may still be at my library but I have been trying out for jobs and finding out where I might fit!

  4. I finally got round to do things that I've been threatening to do for literal years. Like signing up for that sign-language course, and getting my ears pierced, and using my words when things are bothering me!

  5. I have consumed so much good media this year, guys, SO MUCH. I am so stoked about the stuff I've read and played and watched, and I got to hang out with my friends for most of it, either in person (for the video games and boardgames) or online (for the books and TV and audio stuff!). THANK YOU FOR SPENDING YOUR TIME WITH ME EVERYONE, I LOVE YOU AND I APPRECIATE YOU DOING THAT.


  6. But hey, we made it! We survived, and we're here, and I am proud of all of us. We did good. We're going to do better, and I want you all to know that I love you and I am proud of you. Happy new year, everyone!

    Play us out, John.

spindizzy: She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain. (Book turned brain)
Okay, guys, help. I'm trying to pick out my reading goal for next year, and it's proving DIFFICULT.

  • According to GoodReads, I read 178 books this year (actual number may fluctuate because not everything I read is GoodReads), which is a bit higher than my goal of 150?

  • (I hit 150 in August, and then pretty much aggressively slacked off for the rest of the year because I was so behind on Eight Book Minimum. TAKE NOTES AS YOU READ, KIDS, BE BETTER THAN YOUR DISREPUTABLE AUNTIE SUSAN.)

  • If I am committing to Eight Book Minimum again, which was fun when it wasn't a bin fire of me being bad at regular posts and was a good way to cover books that I wasn't going to talk about in depth ever, that translates to... Okay, basic maths says it's about 208? Round it to 210 because I dislike unrounded numbers. That would be a CHALLENGE, but it would probably be doable?
    • Q: Oh my god Susan ARE YOU HIGH
      A: HAVE YOU SEEN HOW MANY COMICS I READ

    • ... I might be high, that still sounds like a lot of books

  • Part of my problem is that I wanted to up my challenge rating by having at least a third of what I read be prose for a change. No restrictions on fiction or non-fiction, just... Definitely has to be prose. That's not a terrible goal, right?

  • (Q: Susan, how do you think you're going to manage this?
    A: I have all of Pluto to read on New Year's Day, and I'm going to reread literally all of the Skip Beat omnibi before I read the one that comes out in January. That's twenty books right there. ... Also I need to read all of my library books that I've been ignoring, oops. That's like forty prose books right there, so.)

  • So, my options: I could keep the same overall goal (150), and count the level-up as having more prose? I could just go for 210 books and let anarchy reign? I could go for 210 and make 70 of them prose? I take one and have the other as a stretch goal? I DON'T KNOW.
spindizzy: (Got it!)
OKAY, WE MADE IT. We're finally at the episode that derailed me and my planned schedule for these reaction shots like TWO WEEKS AGO. I need to write this up, write some fic, watch episodes eleven and twelve, and then I can finally go on twitter again. This is Thursday, by the way, I haven't been on my twitter timeline in over 24 hours and I don't know who I am anymore.

THIS EPISODE: THE FIRE NATION ATTACK.

Links: Link to watch Yuri On Ice on Crunchyroll
Lost in translation post where someone highlighted mistakes in the subs.
My reaction thread on twitter.
Dreamwidth posts: First impression, episode one, episode two, episode three, episode ten, after which I had to loop back to start and shriek loudly about episodes one to three again. Episode four, episode five, episode six, episode seven, episode eight, episode nine


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spindizzy: (Be happy!)
MERRY WINTER FESTIVITIES TO YOU AND YOURS, MY BEAUTIFUL INTERNET BRETHREN. If you aren't celebrating, happy Sunday! If you are, hope y'all have a lovely time! <3
spindizzy: (Aren't you interesting?)
I need to work out what order to watch these in, because clearly release order is the order that the box set WANTS me to watch them in, but fuck that noise. I'm thinking maybe chronological order? But I don't necessarily know how that's going to work, especially as I haven't seen any Wolverine film after Origins (You did WHAT to the Merc With A Mouth?!), so guys, speculate with me.

I'm currently thinking

  1. X-Men: First Class (Because I'm pretty sure that's canon in all timelines)

  2. Wolverine: Origins (I remember the team at the start being the best ten minutes of the film? ASK ME HOW HARD I AM GOING TO ROLL MY EYES AT THE DOUBLE-DIP FRIDGING)

  3. X-Men (The one with the jellyfish and Rogue that I remember NOTHING ABOUT beyond JELLYFISH)

  4. X-Men 2 (I remember slightly more about this one, but my consistent thing has always been "The mansion raid had cool bits! Can I have more like that!" and I don't remember why I thought this.)

  5. X-Men 3 (UGH DO WE HAVE TO)

  6. X-Men: Days of Future Past (Because you see, he definitely remembers 3 and 3 is the lead-in to the darkest timeline SOMEHOW, so I guess we have to have that first, and also I guess I should find out if this is the Rogue Cut or not?)

  7. X-Men Apocalypse (AGAIN, EYE-ROLLING AT DOUBLE-DIP FRIDGING but this has the redeeming value of Hobo Erik and 90s Charles, with bonus Younger Team!)


But I legit don't know where any of the Wolverine movies fit in, or if this is the correct timeline order, or even if we need X-Men 3 at all. Thoughts? Opinions?
spindizzy: Victor looking over his shoulder as he holds a CD. (music)
(Although it turns out that if you give me the right cue I can still sing Ding Dong Merrily On High with the correct grammar school girl intonation! ... I wonder if I can still do Adeste Fidelis?)

spindizzy: (Be happy!)
It is absolutely not because I periodically forget the word Christmas when under pressure, and who in my social group celebrates Christmas or a different thing around this time. NOT EVEN SLIGHTLY.

This is the first Christmas day that I haven't spent even partially with [twitter.com profile] jilliferium. Like, we kinda did Christmas at the start of the week – me and Lex went to Liverpool to visit her, and we spent a lot of time yelling about Star Wars (she has finally seen some of them! I think she's seen the prequel trilogy and The Force Awakens? She has VERY STRONG OPINIONS on Anakin Skywalker, ngl.) and trying to be Responsible Adults Who Are Good At Presents (we failed.). It was like Proper Christmas in that there was much yelling and chattering and an immense amount of meat because we went to Viva Brasil, which is an all-you-can-eat Brazilian meat place. *_*

(UK people: if Tropiero closing has left a hole in your stomach, Viva Brasil is pretty much the exact same thing, except that they stamp a sheet of paper at your table to say what types of meat you've had. There was, like, cap of beef or something? And it was legit the best piece of meat I have had ALL YEAR.)

We didn't get to spend much time together, but I think we had fun? A lot of what we did was go round shops while I went "Fuck, me and Lex haven't got you a Christmas present yet, what do you want?" and Jill going "IDK, stuff??????" (We BOTH passed will saves vs Pokemon Sun and Final Fantasy XV and I can't help but feel like this was a terrible mistake that I need to rectify. Plus I kinda want to get Final Fantasy Explorers so that we have a game to yell at each other through, because god knows we don't have any of those.)

IT IS VERY STRANGE BUT SHE IS HAVING A GOOD DAY AND HASN'T HAD TO DEAL WITH ANY BULLSHIT FROM OUR FAMILY AND THAT IS A GIFT ON IT'S OWN! \o/

Wednesday I don't remember what I did. I know I played D&D in the evening, and I think I spent most of the day leading up to that AGGRESSIVELY AVOIDING statting characters because I hate statting characters? And maybe Lex and Christ played the X-Wing minis game? IDK.

Thursday and Friday I would like to say that I DIDN'T spend in a haze of watching and screaming about Yuri On Ice but that would be a lie, that is literally what I did. There may have been breaks for things like buying food and going to the pub to socialise like a real adult, but.

And then yesterday we came to Manchester! Gossip about current state of my family, NO ONE CARES SUSAN )

Lex had an amazing haul of spaceships for the Star Wars video game, which he is very happy about! He also got one of the books in Jim Butcher's newest series, and more socks than you can shake a stick at. (Holy crap, he has ACTUAL PAIRS! This is going to last to the first time they go into the wash and I am going to enjoy this reprieve while I have it. Ma got books and SO MUCH CHOCOLATE I think people are attempting to fatten her up. I don't know what Jill's getting off her people, but I have basically stuffed notebooks and filofax inserts and so many bathbombs into her arms and run away.

I got the Chocobo card game, which looks REALLY CUTE and I CAN'T PLAY IT YET because it's three player minimum and I think Lex is the only person who'll play it with me. And I also got socks (I have THE CUTEST PENGUIN SOCKS), and a contribution to my new shoe fund, and so much chocolate, and one of the One Piece omnibi (YES!), and all eight X-Men movies in one boxset (don't you judge me), and some CDs (Halsey and Imagine Dragons), and a GINGERBREAD HOUSE to decorate! I'm sure there was something else, but I can't remember what it is and I can't see it. A+, would add to my dragon horde again. ♥

It has been a good Christmas with good food and I haven't had to fight anyone yet, so I'm calling it a win!
spindizzy: Victor looking over his shoulder as he holds a CD. (i wasn't listening)
  1. For those wondering, yes I did sleep between starting and finishing writing up the last episode, IT WAS FINE.

  2. I haven't been on twitter since 20:00 on Wednesday (Q: So... When the finale of Yuri On Ice went live? A: DON'T JUDGE ME), this post being written on Thursday. I assume something terrible has happened, everything is on fire, and I will literally be the last one to know because fresh horrors and the fresh horrors device.

  3. Finding Yuri On Ice icons is surprisingly difficult, which I guess is hampered by my not wanting to delve too deeply into the communities for fear of spoilers, and not being on tumblr any more. I have a few! None with ACTUAL YURI IN, hit me up if you see any?

  4. I took a short break to queue the previous posts for today and tomorrow (God bless you Semagic and all who sail on you, someone remind me to go back in and add reaction shot links as they go live), and now I am READY! For THIS FUCKING EPISODE which is the one that finally put Yuri On Ice on my radar, because the ENTIRE FUCKING INTERNET exploded about That One Scene. Let's do this!


Links: Link to watch Yuri On Ice on Crunchyroll
Lost in translation post where someone highlighted mistakes in the subs.
My reaction thread on twitter.
Dreamwidth posts: First impression, episode one, episode two, episode three, episode ten, after which I had to loop back to start and shriek loudly about episodes one to three again. Episode four, episode five, episode six.


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spindizzy: Yurio wiping sweat off his face while looking determined. (Determined)
I DON'T KNOW WHAT MY EMOTIONS ARE DOING BUT MY HANDS ARE SHAKING AND I AM DEFINITELY FEELING SOMETHING AND I AM SO GLAD THAT I FINISHED MY REACTION SHOTS BEFORE I WATCHED THAT

HAVE SOME VERY JUMBLED INITIAL THOUGHTS

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spindizzy: Yurio wiping sweat off his face while looking determined. (Determined)
OKAY, I am just going to finish queuing my reaction shots for episodes eight through ten (MASTER HAS GIVEN DOBBY A SOCK! DOBBY IS FREE NOW!), I've got my messy ball of wool and my crochet hook so I can wind that for the duration of these two episodes and crochet if I run out of wool before I run out of episodes, and I am BRACED FOR TEARS.

If you hear screaming on the wind, there is every chance that it's actually me, watching the Yuri On Ice finale. *thumbs up*

ALSO I saw a poster advert with someone on it who was the SPITTING IMAGE of Yurio today and I cannot remember what it was an advert for because I was on a tram and too shocked. If I see it again I'll report back. Or tumblr will report back for me.

Cut for tiny amounts of speculation! )

ETA: WELL, I didn't see THAT coming.

ETA 2: *GETS TO POST CREDIT SCENE*

*SCREAMS INTENSELY*

OH MY FUCKING GOD WHAT WHAT NO WHAT

ETA 3: *WATCHES PRE-CREDITS SCENE OF EPISODE TWELVE* *IS INTENSELY NOT OKAY*
spindizzy: Victor looking over his shoulder as he holds a CD. (i wasn't listening)
NO ONE TELL [twitter.com profile] readingtheend THAT I STARTED THIS POST AT 3:40 IN THE MORNING BECAUSE SHE WILL FUCKING HAVE ME.

Episode six: the episode where every commentary I see is "So, this is the point in-universe where everyone was assumed they bone, right?" Also, this episode introduces FUCKING CHRIS and I am so fliayskfbhlakfsn over FUCKING CHRIS. Not as much as I am over FUCKING JJ, but fairly.

Links: Link to watch Yuri On Ice on Crunchyroll
Lost in translation post where someone highlighted mistakes in the subs.
My reaction thread on twitter.
Dreamwidth posts: First impression, episode one, episode two, episode three, episode ten, after which I had to loop back to start and shriek loudly about episodes one to three again. Episode four, episode five.


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spindizzy: (When you put it like THAT)
GUYS, WHAT IF THE CULMINATION OF "ON LOVE" IS YURIO, YURI, AND FUCKING VICTOR SKATING TO DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENTS OF THE SAME MUSIC? I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT THIS COULDN’T TIE TOGETHER LIKE THAT PS I WANT IT. LIKE BURNING.

PPS I haven't seen episode eleven yet, DO NOT TELL ME WHAT HAPPENS.

PPPS This is the episode where I started to believe that maybe they WEREN'T queer-baiting me, but I have seen episode ten and I'm still kinda going "I don't believe it, I am genuinely not sure they're not queerbaiting me, oh god oh god my ship" and I think it is kinda impressive/sad that I doubt my own eyes that much. \o/

As I ended up listing it on [community profile] ladybusiness:
First impression, episode one, episode two, episode three, episode ten, after which I had to loop back to start and shriek loudly about episodes one to three again.


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spindizzy: (Come at me bro)


Unrelated: have a video of "You'll Be Back" from Hamilton on ice.
spindizzy: (We're not done yet)
THIS IS NOT A HAPPY FIC EVEN SLIGHTLY, I AM SORRY. I think this originally started off as me trying to reconcile Revolution!Homura with Regular!Homura and also Baby!Homura with EternalSoldier!Homura and the result is... Um. Something that I am probably going to look at in the morning like ?!?!?!?!?!?

Madoka Magica // Sacrifice Play
T (Violence) | 433 words | Homura, Sayaka, Madoka; Kyoko and Mami mentioned | Spoilers for episode ten, unrelated major character death. | Sayaka does it herself without any prompting from Homura.

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spindizzy: (Spoilers nooooo)
Okay, so episode ten of Yuri On Ice is like, THE FIRE NATION ATTACK of this fucking show, and like the last three minutes of the episode have turned my understand of the show and what is going on completely on its head. Everything is awesome, I am so glad I watched that episode, I'm a little sad that I didn't go with my original plan of finishing the reaction shots before I caught up because now I am going to be trying to explain how I originally viewed a scene AND how I viewed it post Fire Nation Attack and ASSUME THAT I AM HERE WITH SWIRLY EYES because just the idea is confusing me.

Oh my sweet summer children, if you thought my usual reactions to this show were capslock-heavy, y'all ain't seen nothing yet. I was legit up till 3am on Wednesday capslocking on twitter.

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OKAY, I am now up-to-date with my post-Fire Nation screaming, now to get back to doing the rest of the series properly. I've got this.

*falls over wailing gently*

*does not have this*
spindizzy: I feel like I spent the whole day fighting guys in rubber suits! D: (I feel like I've fought fake aliens)
Gone! Just, suddenly and without warning, gone. I got a fancy knee-brace and wore that for like... A month? And then I looked up yesterday and was like "Holy shit, my knee doesn't hurt anymore!"

I guess I must have strained the muscle or something? And because my day job is entirely standing -> walking -> bending and there is no way to access the staff areas that doesn't involve stairs, I wasn't resting it enough for it to heal. But hey, it's stopped now, I am not going to question it because holy shit not being in pain when I do things!

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